Dr Anastasia Shavrova

Dr Anastasia Shavrova

Senior Lecturer

PhD (Evolutionary Biology & Ecology), UNSW. Australia

Dissertation: Sexual conflict, mating, and reproduction: How can females evolve against harmful males?

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Australia

MSc (Evolutionary Biology & Ecology), Queen's University, Canada

Dissertation: Life-history trade-offs in early and late life reproduction

BSc (Animal Behaviour & Conversation), Queen's University, Canada

Honours: Changes in metamorphosis of Ontario frog species due to a changing climate

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

I pursued my Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Animal Behaviour and Conservation at Queen’s University, Canada. I then stayed at Queen’s to do my MSc in reproductive trade-offs. I have my PhD from UNSW on the evolution of reproductive strategies and sexual conflict. Beyond my research, I am also a science communicator focusing on making science accessible. I produce my own podcast "Convos with Chordates", write blogs on how to succeed in academia, have been invited to several radio shows such ABC Sydney, and have presented at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Sydney Comedy Festival, and World Science Festival. I always strive to communicate my research and academic experience in a fun and interactive. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer at UNSW for evolution and ecology courses.

Ecology & Evolution Research Center Award for Outstanding Student Service

Ecology & Evolution Research Center Award for Student Outreach (Runner-Up)

3 Minute Thesis School of BEES (Runner-Up)

3 Minute Thesis: Ontario Provincial 3rd Place

3 Minute Thesis: Queen's University 1st place

Queen's University Graduate Award

Wes and Dorletta Curran Award

1. Sexual Selection & Evolution

2. Animal Behaviour

3. Behavioural Ecology